U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS — Governor Albert Bryan Jr. has issued a proclamation celebrating and honoring the important role that nurses play in the U.S. Virgin Islands in commemoration of National Nursing Week, May 6-12 and National Nursing Month, throughout May.
“Registered nurses in the United States constitute our nation’s largest health care profession, and the commitment, dedication, and hard work of those in the nursing profession has been further elevated and highlighted by our nurses’ efforts on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Governor Bryan said.
The theme for this year’s commemoration of the nursing profession is “You Make a Difference,” a nod to nurses’ sheer numbers, their unparalleled impact during the pandemic and health care in general. and an open invitation to #ThankaNurse for enriching our lives and the world in which we live.
There are 4 million registered nurses in the United States, according to the American Nurses Association, which first declared May 6-May 12 National Nurses Week in 1993.
“The American Nurses Association, the voice for registered nurses in the Territory and the country, is working to chart a new course for a healthy nation that relies on increasing access to primary and preventive health care,” Governor Bryan’s proclamation states.
The Governor is asking all Virgin islanders to join him in honoring the registered nurses who care for all of us and to celebrate registered nurses’ accomplishments and efforts to improve our health care system and show our appreciation for our registered nurses, not just during this month, but at every opportunity throughout the year.
The Bryan-Roach Administration is committed to transparency, stabilizing the economy, restoring trust in the government and ensuring the disaster recovery is completed as quickly as possible.